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It s bigger than Hip Hop by M.k Asante, Jr is a book about Hip Hop and how it all started Also its has effect generation.Asante tells about the post Hip Hop generation and how rapper always thinks that they have to live the lifestyles they rap and talk about There are several things i like about this book The story is very straightforward and every chapter is about a different thing that affected Hip Hop and made it what it has turn into today For example, one chapter he talk about how why the Black Panther was created and how most people in today generation really don t know as much about the Black Panther is they think they do Another thing i like about this book is that the author always starts of a chapter with a quote that has something to do with that chapter I would highly recommend It s bigger than Hip Hop I think anyone who likes Hip Hop will also appreciate it I will definitely read the next book in the series when it s released. Great book by an excellent writer I see my ninth graders reading Buck first and then graduating to this book Chapter 11 was my favorite, in which Mr Asante calls on young people of color to be artivists, that there is no such a thing as a mirror. #READ PDF ⚶ It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation õ In It S Bigger Than Hip Hop, M K Asante, Jr Looks At The Rise Of A Generation That Sees Beyond The Smoke And Mirrors Of Corporate Manufactured Hip Hop And Is Building A Movement That Will Change Not Only The Face Of Pop Culture, But The WorldAsante, A Young Firebrand Poet, Professor, Filmmaker, And Activist Who Represents This Movement, Uses Hip Hop As A Springboard For A Larger Discussion About The Urgent Social And Political Issues Affecting The Post Hip Hop Generation, A New Wave Of Youth Searching For An Understanding Of Itself Outside The Self Destructive, Corporate Hip Hop Monopoly Through Insightful Anecdotes, Scholarship, Personal Encounters, And Conversations With Youth Across The Globe As Well As Icons Such As Chuck D And Maya Angelou, Asante Illuminates A Shift That Can Be Felt In The Crowded Spoken Word Joints In Post Katrina New Orleans, Seen In The Rise Of Youth Led Organizations Committed To Social Justice, And Heard Around The World Chanting It S Bigger Than Hip Hop I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though it is so packed with insights and content, I had to take it slow My one critique was that the author seemed to write the book for young adults at points, then switched to writing for an older audience I think it s admirable to try and write for all generations, but the language used did not necessarily lend itself to that Overall, excellent read and definitely a must for anyone truly engaged in the world 4.5 stars Maybe the single most impressive thing about this book is that it seems like it could have been written today i.e 2019, when I read it , not 10 years ago Not only is much of the content just as relevant, but it was early on a lot of things that have only since come to be understood It s especially impressive given that the author, at the time, was only in his mid 20s Having said that, it s kind of a hodgepodge, with some things that probably weren t as interesting even back then, and some things you can t help but feel you ve already read, or heard someone blather on about, a million times before. I pulled this book at random off the shelf at The Strand bookstore in Manhattan I thought it was going to be a sort of overview of hip hop to get me up to speed on things.There is some of that, but there is so muchThis is an important and necessary book that deals with hip hop in the larger historical and cultural context of African American resistance to oppressions of all sorts, from slavery to mass incarceration which is a popular talking point now, post New Jim Crow, but a decade ago when this book came out, nobody was dealing with this in the mainstream yet.Asante is an excellent writer, a poet and academic as well as a careful student of the topic The text bristles with references and touchpoints To make his points, he bends and blends genre there are interviews with real and imagined people, narratives, histories, rhymes, clips, andThe guy clearly is a master craftsman.The bibliography and filmographies at the end are excellent and worth pursuing at length.Read this book. It s Bigger than Hip Hop by M.K Asante, Jr is a novel that opens eyes and minds together Because I do not want to spoil the wonderfulness of this novel I will only tell a brief summary This novel is about how the genre hip hop has a deeper meaning besides raps, clothes, and culture it tells how times from slavery to modern life effect the environments The narrator uses his job and his plain knowledge to talk to others about this concept.There are several quotations especially that I like about this novel The author quotes many people in the beginning of each chapter to get just to get a hint of the chapters meaning There are several topic that have been looked at differently that will make you stop and think Whatever the chapter is about there is a background that leads up to current events like oppression Asante goes around spreading the word about what is bigger than hip hop Besides the historical events, the narrator goes through events with his family members that help him get a better understanding of how hip hop has something to do with it The historical events added up when the author tried to make a point This is what kept me interested in the book Another reason is that everything that was said is true about hip hop, and this is coming from a fan of hip hop It s Bigger Than Hip Hop by M.K Asante Jr turns out to bethan what is expected from a supposed hip hop book Asante s writing is captivating as he proves to be a stalwart in Afro American history He demonstrates this by citing and referencing pivotal moments within the black archive that many of us aren t too familiar with in today s modern society His writing alone reveals that IT IS BIGGER THAN HIP HOP WAY MORE as he effortlessly shows his versality upon an abundance of topics The most compelling subject matter that constant appears within the book is its poignant take on black oppression, as it often speaks upon the disenfrachisment of black Americans through culture, history, entertainment, media and the most controversial of all, race With his voice, Asante is clear, concise and articulates the detrimental effects that many of these things have upon minorities in general, whether they are black, latino a and or of Asian descent Lastly, what is most refreshing about It s Bigger Than Hip Hop is that Asante depicts himself as being a highly intelligent young man who fully comprehends what it means to be black in America which essentially means being human The author speaks with such a sharp tongue that the reader is bound to hang on to his every last word. Instead of discussing white supremacy through the lens of institutional racism i.e political and economic policy implemented by whites to dominate, police, exclude, and subjugate non whites MK Asante discusses white supremacy through its ideological lens The purpose of this book is not necessarily to unpack the ideology of white supremacy, but to tell us how such an ideology is packaged and disseminated through the mass media particularly black entertainment hip hop It is here, the reader sees the intersection between capitalism and white supremacy Capitalism facilitates the dissemination of white supremacist ideology through hip hop by depriving non white artists the means to control their cultural expressions and how they are disseminated to the larger public This lack of control or alienation is further compounded by very subtle forms of censorship For example, rappers who do not play into the stereotypical representations of black culture and address important social, political and economic issues are labelled as conscious, political, or alternative rappers tags that sling them into categorical ghettos and place them outside the earshot of the masses The book also discusses how white supremacist ideology is disseminated via the press for e.g television news manic focus on crime criminal activities to instill a sense of fear in white suburbia or its focus on drug busts in the ghetto due to the fact that urban slums are easier cheaper to access than gated communities in the burbs both of which play an important role in the criminalization of black life and education for e.g the wholesale excision of non white contributions to history, philosophy, economics, politics, science, medicine, and art White supremacist ideology, MK Asante argues, is internalized by both whites and non whites On the one hand it is internalized by whites in order to refine or moderate perfect their practices of domination and subjugation against non whites On the other, it is internalized by non whites as a means of control where non whites end up policing or criminalizing themselves and each other essentially fulfilling the expectations of white society Asante does not shy away from the practical elements of white supremacy i.e institutional racism He provides examples of how this packaging and dissemination of white supremacist ideology informs and refines the institutional practices of a society built on domination I highly recommend this book because it discusses what is often neglected in studies of racism and white supremacy conceptual frameworks or ideology While dismantling racist institutions and replacing them with just ones is quite important what is farimportant is decolonizing our hearts and minds replacing harmful ideologies with humane ones that can inform and refine institutional practices in a just society. There s a smart core to this book by the son of famed Afrocentrist Molefi Kete Asante, but ultimately it comes close to collapsing into rhetorical overkill, near cutesy stylistics and half thought through analysis that winds up contradicting itself First, what works Asante begins with the premise that his generation now in its 30s is no longer part of what Bakari Kitwana described as the hip hop generation, itself defined largely by not being the civil rights soul generation When he says that hip hop no longer speaks for represents him, he s articulating something I ve been encountering among my students for a few years now Second, Asante s absolutely on target when he says that we need to understand hip hop and whatever comes next as part of the continuum of black music that goes back through soul and jazz and blues and gospel to the conditions faced by Africans in the new world And he s right to tie what s happening musically today with the terrible conditions in poor black and non black communities, especially in urban areas.But he doesn t really follow through When he s actually writing about hip hop his tone is either take it to the barricades activist lots of quotes from Dead Prez, for instance or,problematically, down with the thug life assertive He never really engages the sexism in hip hop, which is a not part of the whole picture b corporate fueled and c still a big damn problem He s trying to have it both ways totally down with the street, convinced hip hop s progressive Yes and no Trish Rose has pushed the case in The Hip Hop Wars in clearer form It s a confused and confusing situation and I don t really blame Asante for not working out problems that certainly feel intractable But I get a bit tired of the celebratory rhetoric it s pretty much a telling truth to power defense of what he s tagged activism That shit s been old for a couple of decades Stating your outrage and speaking from a position of self righteous superiority didn t work in the 80s and it won t work now There are flashes of unprocessed Afrocentrism mixed with bits of cross racial solidarity, especially between black and brown Ultimately, though, like a high percentage of hip hop, it s sound and fury.For all that, a call to be heeded The trap for Asante will be is getting sucked into the media based game which will reward him for speaking but won t leave him time to do the deep reading and study he needs to do to take this to the nest, truly post hip hop, level.